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Clergyman , educator

George Bush was an American biblical scholar, pastor, abolitionist, academic and advocate for the restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land.

Background

Bush, George was born on June 12, 1796 in Norwich, Vermont, United States. Son of John and Abigail (Marvin) Bush.

Education

Bush graduated from Dartmouth College in 1818, and then studied theology at Princeton University, where he was a tutor 1823-1824.

Career

He is distantly related to the Bush political family. His first book The Life of Mohammed was the first American written biography of the religious leader. It refers to Muhammad as "this remarkable man" and “irresistibly attractive", but is largely negative toward him.

The book fell out of print, but became briefly controversial in Egypt in 2004. In 1844 Bush published a book entitled The Valley of Vision. Or, The Dry Bones of Israel Revived.

This, according to Bush, would benefit not only the Jews, but all of mankind, forming a “link of communication” between humanity and God. “It will blaze in notoriety....It will flash a splendid demonstration upon all kindreds and tongues of the truth.”\r\n Also in 1844, he published a monthly magazine called Hierophant, devoted to the elucidation of scriptural prophecies, and he issued, in New York, a work entitled Anastasis, in which he opposed the doctrine of the literal resurrection of the body. Attacks upon this latter work, which attracted much attention, he answered in The Resurrection of Christ.

Works

Connections

Married Miss Condict, 1825. Married second, Mary Fisher, January 4, 1849 Ordained by Salem (Indiana.

father:
John Bush

mother:
Abigail (Marvin) Bush

spouses:
Mary Fisher

Miss Condict